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U.N. Finds Humanitarian Aid Still Blocked in Syria, Despite Resolution

published about 4 hours ago
U.N. Finds Humanitarian Aid Still Blocked in Syria, Despite Resolution
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have no access to medical supplies, blocked by the warring sides, a report concludes.

Tsetse Fly Genome Is Solved, Raising Hope in Battling Sleeping Sickness

published about 5 hours ago
Tsetse Fly Genome Is Solved, Raising Hope in Battling Sleeping Sickness
Sequencing the genome of one tsetse species took a decade, partly because tsetses have unusual biology and partly because of global health politics.

Israel Halts Talks, Citing Palestinian Unity Agreement

published about 8 hours ago
The Israeli government said that it would not under any circumstances negotiate with a Palestinian government that was backed by Hamas, the militant Islamic group.

Letter From Africa: At Pistorius Trial, Twitterati Have Their Day in Court

published about 12 hours ago
Letter From Africa: At Pistorius Trial, Twitterati Have Their Day in Court
In the avalanche of 140-character snippets and instant assessments, are the tweeters giving away their stock in trade — the news — for free?

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Africa’s Path to Prosperity

published about 12 hours ago
More trade among African nations is the most promising route to transforming the continent’s fortunes.